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Wondershare PDF Editor allows modifications to text, graphics, watermarks, digital signatures, and pretty much any attribute of a PDF document. It performs conversions between PDFs and hundreds of other file types, including popular Microsoft Office files.
Extensive editing: Wondershare PDF Editor looks and feels like a proper editor, with straightforward ribbon-type menus and access to any element for modification, deletion, or new entry. We particularly enjoyed editing embedded graphics and being able to manage file pages in every detail.
File conversion quality: Very good work has been done to ensure faithful conversions between different file types. We successfully converted PDF embedded tables into Excel spreadsheets to take advantage of the latter's calculation prowess.
Document management: Watermarks, digital signatures, and document restriction control from a single summary menu all attest to a powerful editor, good for any level of personal or corporate work.
Lack of PDF file creation: For such a powerful app, it's a pity that PDF file creation is omitted. This single feature would make Wondershare's app a truly one-stop solution for PDF documents.
Separate OCR plugin: In typical freeware marketing fashion, OCR functionality comes in a separate paid plug-in and is not even included in the editor's paid version.
Wondershare PDF Editor makes a favorable impression, being a thoughtfully designed and very capable PDF editor. It interfaces accurately with many popular file types and comes with all the file management features required for corporate use. The purchasing price of $59.95 puts it in a very competitive market position.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Wondershare PDF Editor 3.6.3.
From Wondershare Software:
Edit & Annotate PDF: Edit PDF as easy as in Microsoft Word. Directly add, copy, extract and change PDF text/images. Add Sticky Notes, Text Boxes, or use freehand drawing to comment PDFs. Highlight, underline, and strike through PDF text. Convert PDF: Convert one PDF or multiple PDFs to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text, PowerPoint, EPUB, HTML, RTF and images like JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF. Create PDF: Create 100% adobe compatible PDF documents from over 300 file formats. Combine multiple files of images, documents and spreadsheets to a single PDF. OCR Scanned PDF: Recognize text in scanned PDF exactly. Convert scanned PDF to editable text formats. Make it easy to convert, edit and search scanned PDF. Support PDF text of 17 popular languages. (OCR plugin is an optional part for PDF Editor). Create & Fill PDF Form: Create and edit PDF forms from a variety of templates found online. Fill and save any static PDF form. Import data to a PDF form to speed up workflow. Export data to FDF (.fdf) files for distribution and reporting. Merge/Split: Merge multiple PDF files into a single one. Split PDF by page or file counts. Sign PDF with Custom Signatures: Use one of the provided industry-standard encrypted digital signatures, or create one specifically for your handwritten signature.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.11 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Trial version Watermarks fillable PDF forms created by others.
My client wrote me and said "Don't download Watershare, it's crap. I just changed computers and was trying it out before installing Adobe Writer."
I am not a Watermark customer and never will be but I did prepare a fillable PDF form using my Adobe Acrobat Pro and sent it to a client to fill out the boxes. She used her trial version of Wondershare as she was trying it prior to installing her Adobe Writer. When she returned my PDF form, it had a big watermark across it with a button linking to their site where I could pay $70 to buy their product. I can understand watermarks for trial versions but not to watermark if the trial user is simply filling out someone else's form. I wrote the company and they finally replied telling me there was nothing they could do. So, instead of giving them payment, I'm giving them payback.